Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) wholly owns two subsidiary companies, each of which promotes a society lottery to raise funds to support different areas of RNIB’s work for blind and partially sighted people. Each lottery draw is promoted by a subsidiary.

The two subsidiary companies, also known as 'Promoters', are each licensed by the Gambling Commission to operate large society lotteries.

RNIB Direct Services Lottery Limited (RDSL) is one of these two subsidiaries and is used for providing funds raised by the RNIB raffle for the individual services of RNIB. The details of RDSL are as follows:

RNIB Direct Services Lottery Limited (RDSL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of RNIB and is used for providing funds raised by the RNIB Raffle for the individual services of RNIB. RNIB Direct Services Lottery Ltd. (RDSL), registered company no.10907790, registered office: 105 Judd Street London WC1H 9NE. RDSL is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under account number 50055. Responsible person: Andrea Jones. These direct services would comprise activities at the individual level, including (but not limited to):

  • National Sight Loss Advice Service, which includes RNIB’s Helpline, information available online and a team of face-to-face sight loss advisers (also known as ECLOs or Eye Clinic Liaison Officers)

  • Talking Books

  • Provision of specialist services for blind and partially sighted individuals, including (but not limited to) advising on employment, technology, confidence building, legal rights, complex needs, eye health, counselling, children and young people.

Jump to Everyday Empowerment prize draw rules

RNIB raffle rules

Thank you for supporting RNIB. These terms and conditions refer to online and postal entry to our raffle.

  1. The cost of each ticket entry into the RNIB raffle is £1. You may purchase more than one ticket but the maximum number of tickets is one hundred (£100) per draw. Payment to enter the raffle must be made in advance of the draw date. Any payment received after the draw date will be treated as a donation. The maximum combined value of RNIB raffle tickets and RNIB Feel Good Friday Lottery (RFGFL) entries you may purchase in any twelve month period is £1,000.

  2. No tickets can be sold to, on behalf of, or for a person under the age of 16 years. The Promoter reserves the right to carry out age verification checks.

  3. If a ticket is sold unknowingly to, on behalf of, or for a person under the age of 16 he/she will be exempt from the raffle and will forfeit his/her prize and the stake will be returned.

  4. The RNIB Raffle is open to all UK residents aged 16 years and over, except employees of RNIB who are directly involved with the raffle, their agencies and other companies directly involved in the running of the raffle. This means that entries will not be accepted from the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and BFPOs.

  5. Raffle ticket entry payments will not be accepted from business bank accounts. This includes cheques and all other forms of payment.

  6. To purchase raffle tickets online entrants must be residents of Great Britain (only) and 16 years of age or over. This means that online entries will not be accepted from Northern Ireland.

  7. Online or telephone payments for lottery and raffle tickets by credit card are not permitted. Payments using this method will be rejected. Lottery and raffle payments by debit card are accepted. For more information please visit Postal payment for raffle tickets is still permitted by credit card. However, some credit card providers may charge a cash advance fee for doing so. Check with your provider.

  8. The Promoter will run four separate raffle draws each year. The draw dates will take place in March, June, September and December.

  9. Monies raised by this raffle will support the activities of the direct services of RNIB, registered charity number 226227.

  10. Participation in this raffle can be made by returning ticket stubs in the post with appropriate payment (cheque payable to RNIB charity or debit card details) or through this website with payment by debit card, where entrants will be notified by email of their ticket numbers.

  11. Raffle tickets will be entered into the draw only when the whole payment is received.

  12. The Promoter cannot accept CAF payments for raffle entries and all CAF payments will be treated as donations.

  13. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for raffle tickets which are lost, damaged, illegible or from which the prize winner cannot be identified, or for any technical failure or event which may cause the competition to be disrupted or corrupted.

  14. Any ticket entries received after the closing date may miss entry into the draw and therefore will be considered as a donation to RNIB.

  15. A combination of a random number generator and random selection of paper tickets is used to select raffle prize winners.

  16. Prizes will be allocated in order of the tickets being drawn from the first prize down to the last one. Read full details of raffle prizes.

  17. Prizes are allocated as follows:

  • First prize: £10,000

  • Second prize £1,000

  • Third prize: £500

  • Fourth prize: £250

  • Fifth prize: five prizes of £100

  • Sixth prize: fives prizes of £50

  • Seventh prize:100 prizes of £10

The likelihood of a ticket winning any prize in our raffle is one in 5,649. This is based on the results of our spring 2021 raffle.

  1. The result of the raffle draw is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

  2. Please keep the ticket or allocated number as proof of purchase.

  3. Where the Promoter is unable to contact a prize winner so that a prize remains unclaimed for six months following the Promoter's first attempt to notify the prize winner, the Promoter may apply the prize as it sees fit, including re-offering the prize in future raffles.

  4. All winners are required to co-operate with the Promoter’s right to publish their win as and where deemed appropriate, and to provide proof of age when requested.

  5. In the event of an error, howsoever caused, whether a printing error or otherwise and whether obvious or otherwise, which affects the competition in any way, the Promoter reserves the right to administer the raffle as though the error had not occurred. Where the Promoter deems it appropriate and/or feasible it will notify entrants of the error.

  6. Failure to comply with any of these rules may result in the disqualification of the entry. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any entry at their absolute discretion.

  7. All customer funds to be used in future entries paid to the RNIB raffle are held in a dedicated gaming account to maintain a separation from RNIB’s own trading income. However, this will not protect customer payments in the event of insolvency. This meets the Gambling Commission’s requirement for the segregation of customer payments at the level of basic protection.

  8. Refunds for payment of raffle tickets will be given under the following circumstances: 1) a person under the age of 16 took part in the raffle, including after the draw took place. 2) a credit card was used to enter the raffle for an online payment or payment over the telephone. 3) a duplicate payment was taken due to an RNIB technical connection failure, where the refund hasn't already been processed by bank transfer.

  9. The RNIB raffle is subject to the laws of England and Wales.

  10. The Promoter’s decision in all matters relating to the RNIB raffle is final. RNIB operates a complaints and disputes procedure which is available on our customer charter and by post on request or upon you making a complaint to the raffle hotline on 0303 123 9999 and select option 4. All complaints and disputes will be handled in accordance with the procedure. If your complaint relates to the outcome of your gambling transaction and cannot be dealt with by RNIB’s complaints procedure to your satisfaction, you have the right, free of charge, to have the matter referred to the Independent Betting Adjudication Service an independent organisation offering alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) services. Referral of the dispute to an ADR entity will not restrict your right to bring proceedings in respect of the dispute in a court of competent jurisdiction.

  11. In 2021:

  • 2.3 per cent of the total proceeds of our raffles was spent on prizes

  • 51.8 per cent of the proceeds was spent on expenses related to promoting and running the raffle

  • 45.9 per cent of the proceeds was applied directly to helping people with sight loss

  • The total proceeds from all tickets sold was £2,458,174.

Everyday Empowerment prize draw

Terms and conditions for prize draw

  1. The promoter of this prize draw is Royal National Institute of Blind People. A registered charity in England and Wales (226227), Scotland (SC039316) and the Isle of Man (1226). Also operating in Northern Ireland. A company incorporated by Royal Charter. Registered in England and Wales (RC000500). Registered office 105 Judd Street London WC1H 9NE.

  2. RNIB employees, their families, agents or any third party directly associated with the administration of the prize draw are not eligible to enter.

  3. The prize draw is free to enter and no purchase is necessary.

  4. By answering the question, you agree to be entered into a free prize draw to win an Amazon Echo 4th Generation.

  5. One entry per person.

  6. Any data gathered by this prize draw will be used to support the activities of the direct services of RNIB, registered charity number 226227.

  7. All entrants must be 18 years or over at point of entry.

  8. You must live in Great Britain (entrants from N. Ireland will not be considered).

  9. The prize draw entry closes at Midnight on Friday 22nd July. Entries received after this date will not be considered.

  10. The prize draw will take place on Friday 29th July. The winner will be notified by telephone and delivery arranged within 14 working days.

  11. The winner will be chosen at random from all completed forms by an independent regulator. If the winning entrant cannot be contacted so that the prize remains unclaimed for six months following RNIB’s first attempt to notify the prize winner, the prize will be forfeited and RNIB will exercise its right to award the prize to a runner up.

  12. The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered. RNIB reserves the right to replace prizes with an alternative prize of equal or higher value if circumstances beyond our control make it necessary to do so. We make no representation or warranty in relation to prizes provided and limit any liability, to the fullest extent permitted by law, in relation to any prize, its fitness for purpose, or otherwise.

  13. RNIB reserves the right to cancel, void, suspend, or amend the promotion where it becomes necessary to do so.

  14. We reserve the right to refuse to award the prize to anyone in breach of these terms and conditions.

  15. The prize in non-negotiable and not redeemable for cash or other prizes.

  16. Insofar as is permitted by law, RNIB, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of accepting the prize except where it is caused by the negligence of RNIB, it’s agents or distributors or that of its employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.

  17. The Laws of England and Wales shall govern the interpretation and/or enforcement of these terms and conditions and RNIB, and all entrants, hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

  18. The decision of RNIB regarding any aspect of the prize draw is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into about it.

  19. Any queries should be directed to RNIB by telephone on 0303 123 9999. RNIB operates a complaints and disputes procedure which is available on our customer charter and by post on request or upon you making a complaint to our Fundraising Enquiry line on 0303 123 9999. All complaints and disputes will be handled in accordance with the procedure.

  20. RNIB is committed to respecting your privacy and will only use your personal information for the purposes of administering this prize draw or where we have a legal basis to do so in accordance with the GDPR and our privacy policy.